Deputy Secretary General of the Alpine Convention Marianna Elmi and Andrea Zeppa, General Secretary of the City of Bolzano/Bozen, officially opened the meeting, encouraged the participants to continue their efforts and emphasized that the upcoming months will be decisive for the implementation of the AG6 work plan.
The 4th EUSALP AG6 Meeting focused on an active and result-oriented exchange within the three sub-groups: Spatial development and soil conservation, Future oriented farming and forestry and Integrated and sustainable water management. In all three topics considerable progress was made, among which the definition of the details for the 2018 regional awareness raising event’s series on reduced land take and on soil consumption (soon to be published).
AG6 members also had the opportunity to exchange views with participants of the Alpine Space project INTESI, dealing with services of common interests in rural areas. In addition, an ARPAF “AlpJobs” Partner and Observer Meeting took place to define important administrative details before its official kick-off in March in Trento.